Logistics distribution level 6 degree apprenticeship

About this programme

Operations is the core of our business. Behind our team of postwomen and men, sorters and drivers, are the decision-makers and motivators who lead our teams to be the very best that they can be. You’ll join one of our vehicle operating centres or regional distribution centres within the traffic office that ensures the mail keeps moving to every corner of the UK. Leading between 15 and 50 people you’ll inspire progress, improve performance and motivate your team to ensure that your unit is running as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

You’ll be supported to do this and study for your degree at every step, through a combination of one-to-one mentoring, skills training, management training and on-the job experience that will help you to become a real leader, who can make a real difference to our business.  The ideal start for career in Logistics management and gaining your degree.

Please note that our 2019 programmes are now closed, but please come back later in 2019 for announcements on our future cohorts.

Hear from our people

Find out more from our Logistics management apprentices who are currently completing their programme with Royal Mail.

What you'll learn

  • Complete up to three placements, in Distribution, Processing and Air

  • Take management responsibility from day one, before heading up a team of 25-40 people

  • Undergo development training and raise your strategic awareness

  • Gain knowledge from experienced mentors

  • Study for a Level 6 Apprenticeship leading to a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership.

What you need to know:



Across the United Kingdom. All our locations are detailed on our locations page.



£20,000 per year (£1,666pm) starting salary.



3.5 years


Entry criteria

You have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English, plus two A levels, or equivalent, at Grade C or above. You are able to start work in September 2019. You are willing to relocate for each placement. You are eligible to work in the UK.

Who we're looking for

  • Someone driven, passionate, resilient and who shows initiative

  • A team player who wants to learn about leading others

  • Somebody with excellent communication skills and strong self-belief

  • An individual open to change and new ideas

  • A person with a natural flair for analysis.


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Whoever you are and whatever interests you, there’s a role for you at Royal Mail. If you’re looking to join a company that puts your development at the heart of everything we do, start exploring our wide range of roles now.